Here is a list of practical information you may find useful prior to arrival.
We are taking Covid very seriously and we ask that you do too. We have designed the site to facilitate this, but we ask guests to be responsible for social distancing and personal hygiene. Please see our dedicated page outlining our Covid-19 policy here
LOCATION & TRANSPORT
We are located at Coppey Moor Cottage, within the grounds of Turvey House, Bedfordshire MK43 8EQ
23 July to 31 August 2021
The village of Turvey is located in Bedfordshire. If driving to the campsite input the postcode MK43 8EQ into your satnav.
The nearest, main line train station is Bedford (Thameslink) with regular trains from Kings Cross. From there you will be able to take busses (No.41) to the village of Turvey (direction Northampton). A taxi ride is around 10-15 mins.
The village of Turvey itself has two general village shops (one includes a Post Office), an excellent butcher’s shop, and two pubs. Please shop locally where possible.
Olney, only four miles away, is a lovely small market town that has a Co-Op, a small Sainsbury’s, a market on Thursdays and a really good deli, plus several restaurants and takeaways and many other small and interesting shops.
There are several market towns and historic villages in the area that offer good options for food and general shopping and also for exploration. These nearest, Bedford (8 miles), has a large Sainsbury’s on our side of the town. Slightly further afield, the village of Ampthill (15 miles) has a Waitrose. Further afield, Dunstable (28 miles) is another historic market town.
Local attractions include Woburn Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo and Dunstable Downs within the Chilterns (AONB), the highest point in Bedfordshire. There are also numerous market towns and charming villages in the region where visitors can combine shopping with local history.
– Harold Odell Country Park: 10 minutes’ drive
– Castle Ashby and Gardens: 15 mins
– Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park: 25 mins
– Salcey Forest: 25 mins
– Milton Keynes (for indoor karting, climbing and Snozone snow activities): 25 mins
– Stanwick Lakes (for walks and kids’ activities): half an hour
– Ride Leisure (inflatable water park): half an hour
– Bletchley Park: half an hour
CAMPING, VEHICLES & PARKING
We are happy to accommodate your group booking requests. Please let us know with whom you will be pitching up with, in the ‘additional requests’ box of the booking form and we will do our best to accommodate. Group bookings of under 21s and single sex groups are at the discretion of Wild Canvas.
All children and young adults under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 22 years or over. An adult can accompany a maximum of four children.
There will be a limited pitches for camper vans, but there are no hook-ups. We do not provide facilities for cassette toilets. Any camper van must be under 8 meters long and this includes an awning / child tent.
Please follow the signs when you enter the site and park your vehicle in the designated area. Parking is unmanned and the vehicles are left at the owners risk. Please observe the 5mph speed limit once you have entered the venue and avoid driving at night and under the influence. The camping fields are vehicle free.
Approximately 120 meters minimum to 750 meters maximum depending on where you pitch. We will provide a limited number of wheelbarrows to transport your tent and belongings to your pitch.
Standard check-in times are between 2pm-8pm for Tipi Guests and 10am-8pm for campers. We request that you check out by noon, but please let us know if you have any specific requests. Prior to your booking, you will receive an info pack detailing the arrival procedure.
There will be portable toilets at various points on the camping fields as well as flushing toilets in the main field. Hot showers and hot water washing up stations will be located in the main field. All units will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice per day.
Drinking water will be available from stand pipes at the hand basins.
We kindly request that you use the recycling and rubbish bins provided at various locations in the camping fields. Please be mindful of bringing unnecessary packaging / single use plastic and leave no trace.
Phone reception is good. There is no public Wi-Fi.
There will be a limited number of charging points at Wild HQ, at £1 per charge.
Vendors will accept contactless payments for purchases made on site.
Unfortunately, due to the pop up nature of the camping event, we are not able to provide a fully accessible site. Please get in touch if you have any specific requirements and we will try and place you in a suitable location.
The Wild Canvas site is surrounded by beautiful nature. However, this brings risks associated with both insects, poisonous plants and uneven surfaces. Please be mindful at all times. All visitors should be aware that the River Ouse flows through the site and all swimming and water activities are at the campers’ own risk. Wild Canvas will not be providing lifeguards.
It is not possible for us to fence the banks of the river to prevent access. Whilst in the main the river is calm and gentle, there is still a risk to young children and therefore children should be supervised at all times.
The river is deep enough to swim in at points, with shallow areas for wading if you head to the beach section in the Top Field. Guests are welcome to swim from the designated beach area, but do so at their own risk.
A life buoys will be situated in each field.
The river is in excellent condition, and as such is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Please respect this beautiful environment and its inhabitants.
Children are free to explore the site, but they remain their parents’ responsibility at ALL times and must be supervised.
We believe campfires and BBQs are an integral part of your camping experience. However, open fires are only allowed in raised fire pits and a limited number will be available to rent on-site. Disposable BBQs are not allowed on the ground. No fires on grass and next to tents. Logs can be purchased on site or at the point of booking.
ARE MUSIC SPEAKERS ALLOWED?
Yes, as long as you are mindful of your neighbours. Acoustic music and musicians are welcome. No drumming please. We request all amplified music to be turned off between 9pm-9am. We are a family friendly site and ask everyone to be respectful of that after 10pm.
Yes absolutely, but remember to be respectful of other guests.
Please bring torches for yourself and any little ones. Warm clothes, rain gear, swimsuits and sunscreen are advisable. River shoes might also be useful.
We will provide hand sanitiser at various points around the campsite, but it would be good to bring your own.
Any illegal drugs or substances, any weapons, alcohol in possession of under 18s, glass bottles and jars as animal graze on these fields and children play barefoot on grass, fireworks / flares and Chinese lanterns, sound systems, megaphones and lasers.
FOOD AND DRINK
Café Luna will be serving a selection of food and drink on site, including vegan and vegetarian options. If you have pre ordered a DIY Patty and Bun burger box, please ask at Wild HQ. You can expect to find decent coffee and pastries to brighten your mornings, as well as other camping stables, burgers and wood fired pizza! Of course, you are also welcome to bring your own food and cooking facilities.
There will be a daily offering of free and paid workshops and activities for kids and adults.
Spaces are limited and it is essential to pre-book these on our activity and wellness pages ahead of time. Please visit Wild HQ to confirm the location of your activity. Wellness classes will be mainly in or around the “The Nest’, our wellbeing Tipi in the Top Field. Craft activities will be in or around “The Den”, our large Yurt in the Main Field.
Free drop in workshops will be happening throughout, please come and check listings at Wild HQ. Spaces are limited and there will be a first come, first serve policy.
Please check our ‘What’s On’ page for the dates and times of our workshops and activities . In addition, once you’re on site, please check the boards at Wild HQ as inevitably there could well be last minute changes.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
We hope you don’t have to cancel, but if you do, all cancellations must be sent to the event organisers by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and are subject to the following conditions:
Cancellation 28 days or more prior to event commencing = 10% non-refundable
Cancellation 7 to 27 days prior to event commencing = 50% non-refundable
Cancellation 0 to 6 days prior to event commencing = non-refundable
Wild Canvas is not liable for refunds if the event is cancelled due circumstances beyond our control such as war, terrorism, riots or civil unrest, industrial action, flooding, natural disaster, or such similar events (“Force Majeure”). However, due to the changing nature of government guidelines on Covid-19 we will attempt to make full refunds on all bookings should guidance change and prevent the event from taking place.
We are always happy to answer your questions and help you organise your camping arrangements. Please feel free to drop us a note using the contact form.
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